Goal for 2020

Our 2020 Goal is to dig a deep well in our pilot community of Virginia. Our Clean Water program is our most ambitious project to-date !Clean Water Program Step 1- Approximately $3,000 to survey for ground water so we know where to drill the well : RAISED, THANK YOU !!!!Step 2 : Approximately $15,000 to drill the … Continue reading Goal for 2020


Local High School Groups help MSPP

While MSPP engineers have been working hard to get the School Roofing  Projects  final detail complete , area high school students have been doing their part as well. Students from Alton High Schools Food and Nutrition class and  Alton Marquette Catholic High School student body and their Cultural Awareness Club have been  collecting school supplies … Continue reading Local High School Groups help MSPP


In 2013, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE) signed a partnership agreement with the community of Virginia in Guatemala to help them find a solution to the water issues that plague their community. The lack of clean drinking water causes illness and sometimes death in small children. Since their initial trip in 2013, SIUE students and … Continue reading MUSTARD SEED PEACE PROJECTS WATER PROGRAM EXPANDS


MSPP would like to welcome our new Engineering Advisory Committee. This group of 6 dedicated engineers has volunteered their services to MSPP to advise us and to help us move our projects forward in the most efficient ways. Thanks to Allen Oertel, Roy Wall, Tyler Bick, Christopher Parrish, Wes Haug and Julian Chastain. MSPP appreciates … Continue reading MSPP WELCOMES NEW ENGINEERING ADVISORY TEAM


In August MSPP director, Terri Cranmer traveled to Guatemala with two members of the MSPP Engineering Advisory Committee, Roy Wall and Tyler Bick. The purpose of the trip was to assess the repairs needed for the primary school in Virginia. After meeting with the school board, taking lots of measurements and photos the engineers began … Continue reading REPAIRS SLATED FOR SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA

Welcome Back Senor Ruben!

MSPP would like to once again welcome our friend Senor Ruben Dario Gomez Gonzalez back to the region. For the past three years, Senor Gomez has been visiting the U.S. during the month of September. Visiting with local universities, colleges, schools and libraries, he shares the stories of his life, his culture and his country … Continue reading Welcome Back Senor Ruben!

Another EWB Chapter Collaborates with MSPP

While the student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) and their structural engineer mentor Roy Wall work diligently on the design of the holding tank for the water distribution system in Virginia, Guatemala another student chapter has joined the MSPP team in Guatemala. In January 2015, a small … Continue reading Another EWB Chapter Collaborates with MSPP

International Service Program

So often we are approached by concerned volunteers who feel compelled to do more than simply make a donation. These adventurers want to have an experience! MSPP has also seen a rapid increase in interest from colleges and universities in both the United States and Guatemala. So we have recently begun to develop an International … Continue reading International Service Program

MSPP Promotes Volunteerism in Colleges Worldwide

HELPING TO PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM IN COLLEGES  ACROSS THE WORLD On October 7, 2013, MSPP’s president Terri Cranmer presented at an education fair put on by Education USA/Guatemala, a department of the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. The presentation, “The Importance of Volunteerism” was presented to potential college students as well as several students from rural Guatemala.  … Continue reading MSPP Promotes Volunteerism in Colleges Worldwide